Articles from the March 9, 2015 edition

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TPED Reveals Its Executive Director-Brevard NC

The Transylvania Partnership for Economic Development (TPED) has named Josh Hallingse, a native western North Carolinian and former resident of Transylvania County, as the organization's executive...

 

Legal Notices For March 9, 2015

Notice of Public Hearing City of Brevard Proposed Amendments to Traffic Schedule The Brevard City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 16, 2015. The hearing will begin at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible in the Council... Full story

 

Charles Mitchell Alexander

Charles Mitchell Alexander, 72, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015. A native of Cook County, Ill., he was the son of the late Earnest Mitchell and Joanne Brucer Alexander. In addition to his parents, his son, Craig Mitchell...

 

James R. "Ray" Begley Sr.

James R. “Ray” Begley Sr. passed away Monday March 2, 2015 at age 80. He was the son of the late Emma Bowling Begley and Willie Begley, of Hazard, Ky. His son, Denver, preceded him in death in 2013. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Bobbie;...

 

New Bojangles' Opening Monday-Brevard NC

The new Bojangles' restaurant on the Asheville Highway in Brevard will open for business Monday, March 16. The first 50 people in the dining room will receive a $25 gift card.The restaurant can seat...

 

Mary Helen Galloway

Mary Helen Galloway, 80, of Hendersonville, passed away March 4, 2015. A native of Unicoi County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Chester and Eula Carroll Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband,...

 

Betty McGuirt Hinson

Betty McGuirt Hinson, 90, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Hoyt and Willie Blackman McGuirt. In addition to her parents, her husband, Walter A....

 

Roy E. Holder

Roy E. Holder, 86, of Blowing Rock, N.C. and formerly of High Point, N.C., went home to be with his Lord and Savior March 4, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 18, 1928 in High Point to Rue Holder and Hester Cox Holder. He was...

 

Frances Marie Golden

Frances Marie Golden, 79, of Brevard, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Gus and Dovie Kuykendall Morgan. In addition to her parents, her husband, William Dee Golden; brothers, Eli, Gentry, and Richard Morgan; and...

 

Nilsa Vargas Lobdell

Our dear mother, Nilsa Vargas Lobdell, passed away March 5, 2015, at her home. She would have been 81 years old this May. She is survived by her sons, Neil Bergal (Carol), of Jacksonville, Fla. and...

 

Tonia Denise Covington Smith

On March 2, 2015, Tonia Denise Covington Smith passed away in Brevard. She was born April 28 in Georgia. She attended Tuscola High School in Waynesville, graduating with the Class of 1983. Her father, Calvin J. Covington, preceded her in death. She...

 

David N. Smith

David N. Smith, 82, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Brevard, passed away March 5, 2015. Born and raised in Brevard, he was the son of Helen Bracken Smith, and Durward (Buck) Smith. He was preceded in...

 

Sidewalk Repair

City employees TJ Aldridge, Jentsen Rackley and Ryan Maskell braved the rainy weather Thursday morning to repair sidewalk damage caused by the icy weather and a vehicle that had driven up on the sidewalk. (Times photo by Sean Trap...

 
 By Park Baker    News    March 9, 2015

Speakers Recall County's Racial History - Brevard NC

Saturday, March 7, marked 50 years to the date that peaceful protestors in Selma, Ala., were beaten by police when attempting to march 50 miles from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., as part of the voting...

 

Purely Rank

“Oaths do matter, and there are indeed consequences for those who believe they are above the laws that protect our fellow officers and enable American intelligence agencies to operate with the requisite degree of secrecy.” -Former CIA Director...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 9, 2015

Special Events Come With A Cost – Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat recently at the library. The following is the last in a series of articles about the issues discussed and decisions made during the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    March 9, 2015

Crisis Center To Open – Brevard NC

A new 24-hour urgent care and crisis center for those with mental or behavioral disorders that will provide care for an 11-county district, will be opening next year in Asheville thanks to a $2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Health and...

 

Legislators Gut Traditional Schools

It is time for honest talk and action. Recent actions of the North Carolina General Assembly suggest a failure to grasp the issues having to do with quality education for our children, our youth and our adults. Our public schools, which have been...

 

Ask Us: City Wastewater Violations & Road Costs, Lottery Money

How much are the monthly permit violations from the state concerning the city of Brevard Wastewater Treatment Plant and how much in total has the city paid? Jay Johnston, the city’s director of engineering and utilities, provided the following...

 

Home Away From Home

After living in Pisgah Forest for about 18 years, because of health problems we moved to be close to family. Yes, we moved to Maine and were greeted by a snowstorm (they call it a snow blizzard) and we have had three more since. After settling into...

 

Who's Water (Property) Is It Anyway?

Last fall’s meeting at the Porter Center may have determined if property owners will lose their private property rights, but not our tax liability or general liability as related to uncontrolled access through your land. In the fall of 2010 we...

 

Students Enjoy Musical, Artistic Presentations – Brevard NC

Maestro Donald Portnoy poses with some fifth grade students.(Times photos by Michael Rogers)...

 

Births In Transylvania

Liam Cyrus Goulet Daniel and Dana Goulet, of Sapphire, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Liam Cyrus Goulet, born Feb. 26, 2015, at Transylvania Regional Hospital, in Brevard. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces....

 

Sagar, Miller Engagement Announced

Lilly Sagar, of Nashville, Tenn., and Jon Miller, of Nashville, Tenn., are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jean and Will Sagar, of Brevard. She has a B.S. in...

 

News of Organizations

Democratic Men’s Club Transylvania County Public Health Department Dietician Laura Rinehart will be speaking to the Democratic Men’s Club Thursday, March 12. Rinehart will be talking about healthy eating, including tips and ideas for planning a...

 

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